Setting up Alpha AWUS036ACH Wi-Fi Adapter on Kali

By rbosaz, 4 March, 2024

First locate device using the follow:



Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 80ee:0021 VirtualBox USB Tablet
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0bda:8812 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8812AU 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 2T2R DB WLAN Adapter

We'll be dealing with the Realtek device. 

Ensure your system is update to date with the following commands:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-upgrade -y
sudo apt dist-upgrade -y

Install the Alpha's drivers:

sudo apt-get install realtek-rtl88xxau-dkms
sudo apt-get install dkms
git clone
cd rtl8812au
sudo make install

Note: If you get an error during make you may need to install the linux headers:

sudo apt install linux-headers-amd64

Reboot  and ensure device is installed.

Put the device in monitor mode:

sudo ip link set wlan0 down
sudo iw dev wlan0 set type monitor
sudo ip link set wlan0 up